Dining with a side of Scenery

Milwaukee Road Dining Car #201

This car was built in 1946 by ACF (American Car Foundry) for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad as a long distance coach on the Hummingbird route as car number 3203. Later, it was sold to the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, where it operated in commuter service out of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The car was then sold to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society in the early 1980’s. During this time, it accumulated several thousand miles and passengers, behind restored steam locomotive #765.

These trips operated all over the Midwest and Northeast. In 1994, the car was then sold to North Star Rail in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It operated trips all over the Midwest and Northeast behind restored steam locomotive #261. In 2005, the car was sold to Railroad Associates, where it operated in excursion service across the state of Michigan. In 2008, it was purchased by its current owners, Brian Collins and Bill Thomas for the Cincinnati Dinner Train.


Be aware that with the closure of the Norwood Lateral this Spring, you may need to plan an alternate route to get to the Dinner Train before departure at 6PM. We cannot hold the train for late arrivals due to rail line timetables. Thanks!